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Mail from Washington DC to Pyongyang must travel awfully fast. From Reuters-
SEOUL- Days after the U.S. president sent his first letter to North Korea's leader in a bid to further diplomacy, the communist state accused the American government on Tuesday of being reckless criminals trying to stir up war.It was only last month that the DPRK was thanking the US for its assistance in fighting off pirates. I remarked the event was unlikely to improve US-North Korea relations. Seems I was proved correct.
North Korea's official media slammed the United States for a recent deployment of fighter jets and other armaments in and around South Korea.
"Such moves are a part of the U.S. conservative hardliners' invariable hostile policy towards the DPRK (North Korea) and a reckless criminal act of chilling the denuclearisation process in the Korean peninsula and driving the situation into the brink of war," said the communist party mouthpiece, Rodong Sinmun.
Anti-U.S. diatribes of this sort are common fodder in the North's official media but this report comes after President George W. Bush made his first direct appeal to leader Kim Jong-il in a letter delivered last week.
Hey TFM can be right twice in a day sometimes.
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